Tuesday, November 20, 2012

edison steampunk ball

Looking to escape the Black Friday madness in Pittsburgh?  Blow off some steam with the local scene at the Edison Steampunk Ball!

Welcome to a decadent night that will get your gears turning! Join us on Black Friday and help us celebrate like it is 1889!

Music, Performance, Merchants and More-

Come dressed to impress

Hosted by Lilith Deville "The Mouth of the South" part of Kabarett Vulgare!

Performances by -

Macabre Noir from Kabarrett Vulgare Pittsburgh, PA
Bella Sin from Le Femme Mystique Burlesque Cleveland, OH

Vending by:

Haus of Sin http://hausofsin.etsy.com/Barker's Herbs & Heirlooms http://barkerbell.etsy.com/Maximus Leather Works

Steampunk Fashion Show by Pittsburgh Designer Jen Rocket

-A fourth generation designer/seamstress of fashion and costumes, Jen Rocket is located in the Highland Park area of Pittsburgh. At her studio she designs; makes patterns; and constructs couture women's clothing, specializing in dresses;wedding gowns; corsetry; tailoring of men's and women's clothing; leather work; and costumes from detailed cosplay characters to walk around style mascots. You can see Jen's work and contact her at www.jenrocket.com; on Facebook as Jen Rocket Sewing/Design Studio; and follow her on twitter @jenrocketstudio.

21+ $5.00 admission fee

In many ways this is a shameless plug, as I am slated to participate in the fashion show. After my fitting yesterday evening, however, I must say that I am blown away by designer Jen Rocket's amazing ability to take a genre of the now-cliched top hat and goggles look and completely invent a whole new look for it.  We're talking a mix between "steampunk Valkyrie" or "shiny brass warrior goddess" sort of look- which, strange as it may sound, works amazingly with the steampunk label.

More on those designs later, as they're supposed to be a secret until Friday night.

I am also slated to vend at this event as well under the moniker "House of Broken Needles" with two friends.  My specialty?  Faerie wings.  Below are some of the smaller versions in progress, which I fear look like absolute crap:

No matter.  My first priority is to the fashion show, not trying to sell wings that Emilie Autumn taught me to make.  :)

If you're in Pittsburgh the day after Thanksgiving, be at Cattivo's for the Edison Steampunk Ball.  For $5 you get two top-notch burlesque shows, a fashion show, and access to the most unique merchants of the Pittsburgh area, not to mention the steamiest steampunkers around.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could be there! Perhaps there will be a donnybrook between the Tesla supporters and the Edison supporters! ha ha.

    I really need some faerie wings!